The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics

Mateer, G. Dirk, O’Roark, Brian and Holder, Kim. The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics. The American Economist. 61(2), 204-216, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0569434516653749

Posted: 16 Feb 2016 Last revised: 21 Sep 2016

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Mateer Dirk

University of Arizona

Brian O'Roark

Robert Morris University

Kim Holder

University of West Georgia

Date Written: January 8, 2016

Abstract

We asked economic educators from around the country to identify five films that they found most useful in teaching economics. Our sample of 105 educators reflects wide-ranging opinions about the greatest films for teaching economics. We provide summaries of each of the Top 10 films in our list and short descriptions of the next 10. We also include a list of every film that was mentioned. The films surveyed are an eclectic mix that spans different eras and genres. It is our hope that this list will spur conversations about economics among interested readers and economic educators.

Keywords: Economic Education, Films, Teaching

JEL Classification: A20, Z00

Suggested Citation

Dirk, Mateer and O'Roark, J. Brian and Holder, Kim, The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics (January 8, 2016). Mateer, G. Dirk, O’Roark, Brian and Holder, Kim. The 10 Greatest Films for Teaching Economics. The American Economist. 61(2), 204-216, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0569434516653749, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2733035

Mateer Dirk

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

J. Brian O'Roark

Robert Morris University ( email )

Department of Economics & Legal Studies
Moon Township, PA 15108
United States
412-397-3472 (Phone)

Kim Holder (Contact Author)

University of West Georgia ( email )

1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118
United States
678-839-5423 (Phone)

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